Nashua, NH Dentist
A smile makeover is a custom treatment plan that combines two or more cosmetic procedures to significantly improve the appearance of a client’s smile. Dr. Ura believes that designing a smile requires looking at the whole face, not just your teeth. Teeth complement your facial features, and their size and proportions are related to your face. Smile design goes beyond appearance because in order to have a long-term, healthy, attractive smile, it must be designed with function in mind. Dr. Ura will use photos and models of your teeth to understand your concerns of the appearance of your teeth. He will also share with you his insights and together, a set of goals can be developed. The next step involves making a wax model of what your teeth can look like. This will allow you to see firsthand and in three dimensions how your teeth can look. If changes are needed, they can easily be made. Once you are both satisfied, an appointment can be made where the wax model is transferred to your teeth, allowing you to “test drive” your new smile. This allows us to still make changes, as the provisional restorations are acrylic. When you and the doctor are pleased with the plan, your final restoration of multi-layered porcelain can be made and inserted giving you the confidence of a beautiful natural smile. With these principles, his training and experience, Dr. Ura will take your smile to another level.
Design a One-of-a-Kind Makeover
If you are unhappy with multiple aspects of your smile, Dr. Stephen C. Ura offers a streamlined smile makeover at our Nashua, NH, practice. Dr. Ura has nearly 30 years of experience crafting stunning smiles based on each patient’s individual needs, goals, and budget. Using advanced technology, he works conservatively to maximize results while minimizing invasiveness. He will never recommend more treatment than what is in your best interests.
Versatile & Comprehensive Treatment
A smile makeover is a comprehensive treatment plan, sometimes performed over the course of several appointments or sometimes during a single visit. Possible procedures include:
- Teeth whitening
- Cosmetic crowns
- Gum contouring
- Porcelain veneers
- Dental bonding
Although a smile makeover can incorporate any of these treatments, some combinations are more popular than others. For example, veneers and gum contouring are often a good match because they can create a bigger, more proportionate smile. Bonding and whitening are also complementary. Bonding can conceal darker, intrinsic stains while whitening can lighten external discoloration.
Am I a Candidate for a Smile Makeover?
Any person with most of their natural teeth and healthy gums can qualify for a smile makeover. It is most often recommended to patients who struggle with:
- Stubborn discoloration
- Misshapen teeth
- Misalignment or gaps between teeth
- A “gummy smile” caused by excess gum tissue
- Disproportionately small teeth
- Small cracks or chips
- Worn or uneven edges
If you suffer from untreated cavities or gum disease, Dr. Ura can provide appropriate treatments for these issues prior to your makeover to ensure a healthy foundation for your results.
What to Expect During Treatment
Every treatment plan begins with a thorough consultation. Dr. Ura will assess your oral health and ask in-depth questions about your goals for treatment. After determining your candidacy, he can explain the various options available to address each concern.
Budget and Financing
During the initial consultation, you will also discuss the budget for your treatment. Although cosmetic procedures can be life-changing, they are still elective procedures and are consequently not covered by insurance. Because each plan is customized to the needs and goals of the patient, the cost can vary widely from case to case. To make smile makeovers affordable for every patient, we offer various financing options through LendingClub® and CareCredit®.
Before beginning, we will recommend the best order for the combined procedures. For instance, it is usually best to undergo whitening before creating customized restorations that match the new color of your smile.
Dr. Ura will often create mockups of restorations such as dental crowns or veneers so you can see and feel what your results should look like. Based on the feedback you provide, we can make any necessary adjustments before finalizing your results.
You deserve a beautiful smile that you feel completely confident sharing with others.
Dr. Ura may need to reshape your teeth, particularly if you are going to receive veneers or crowns. After taking impressions of your teeth, our lab can create lifelike restorations that harmonize with the rest of your smile.
Most smile makeovers take at least two weeks to complete. Nonetheless, when you care for your teeth properly, the results can last a lifetime.
Redesign Your Smile
You deserve a beautiful smile that you feel completely confident sharing with others. Contact our office online or call us at (603) 886-5500 to schedule your consultation and begin planning your makeover.